I'm probably not going to explain this well but here's my best try: I bought an 04 Ridgeback with an extended forward control kit (two frame mounting plates and a shift rod). I traded for a stock forward control kit (again two frame mounting plates and a shorter shift rod). I mounted everything but then when I try to shift (with the engine off) I realized that the lever by the transmission was pulling the shift lever by the foot all the way back so there was no "room" for the foot to shift the foot lever towards the rear/upwards (and therefore into a higher gear). I figured the foot shift lever should be centered enough so that the foot shifter could shift forwards (downshifting) or backwards (upshifting). So I loosened the shift rod almost to the point where the ends were coming out and it couldn't be loosened any more. Same thing, the foot shift lever is all the way in the back/rear position and when I clutch in and try to shift (electricity on but engine not running), no shifting. I doubt turning the bike on will help this situation but if so I'll do it tomorrow since it's middle of the night here, I'm well into a 12-pack at this point, and this thing's pretty loud Oh and while I'm at it, where is the oil dipstick and any ideas why can't I get my gas cap off?